Westside Chapter Board Elections

Dear ACLU Member:

It is time for our 2021 Westside Chapter Board Election. ACLU Chapters are comprised of dedicated volunteers who work in partnership and coordination with ACLU staff to carry out advocacy, outreach, and engagement of local supporters to advance civil rights and liberties in their communities.

On this page, you can read candidate profiles, submit your vote, and, should you opt-in, stay connected with the ACLU of Southern California.

This election is open to ACLU members only. To verify your eligibility as a member, enter the last three digits of your membership number before submitting your ballot. Given our strong stance on privacy rights, votes are kept in complete anonymity.

Votes must be submitted by Thursday, September 30th at 11:59 p.m.

Should you have questions about this election, contact me directly at grojas@aclusocal.org.

Thank you for your continued support,

Gabriela Rojas
Chapter Manager
ACLU of Southern California


Voting instructions:

  • Review the candidates' profiles.
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Slate of Candidates

Kirsten Magnuson

Kirsten Magnuson is a strong advocate for social justice across multiple fronts – as a past State Chair and LA Chapter Director of Health Care for All, she strives for health equity and single-payer healthcare in California, recognizing both the social justice and real dollar costs our society pays every day from denied treatment, medically-induced bankruptcy and political corruption from big health insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

She also cares passionately about overturning the Electoral College and expanding voting rights, and spearheaded efforts for EqualWeightEqualDignity to mount a state challenge to the EC Winner-Take-All laws. Kristen has worked professionally managing the design of high-capacity dataline circuits for SBC/AT&T, as a teacher in South LA and all sorts of things in between. Kristen has served as Board Parliamentarian of the area Democratic Club and is an elected delegate of the Central Committee.

Damien Petty

I’m passionate about social justice causes, namely healthcare, voting rights and consumer online rights. I actively advocated for single payer healthcare in California (SB 562). Previously, I promoted a legal challenge to the Electoral College through a small organization called EqualWeightEqualDignity. I drafted our model lawsuit to challenge the EC on 14 th Amendment, Equal Protection grounds, with a view to getting a state attorney general to file it. We worked with Lawrence Lessig on the effort, who more recently spearheaded lawsuits in four states using the same legal theories.

Through my work in venture capital, I have a strong understanding of the need for net neutrality and consumer privacy protection. I grew up in Europe and on the east coast before moving to Los Angeles 18 years ago.

Roy Oldenkamp

Roy Oldenkamp started his activism way back during the Vietnam War, when, while attending a US military high school, he wore a black armband to protest the war. This activism continues as social injustice issues continually confront our nation. A card-carrying member of the ACLU for decades, he is particularly interested in affordable housing and urban social justice issues and is also an activist in the LGBTQ+ community. No apologies in speaking Truth to Power. Liberal is not a bad word, and there is much work to do. #RISE

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